Is US residential solar just for the rich?

Whilst this claim that 'solar is for the rich' has previously never been supported by any data-based analysis, a new report by GTM Research and PowerScout could suggest that there may be some truth in this.

SEIA: Rick Perry isn’t targeting wind and solar

After new Secretary of Energy Rick Perry sent a memo to his chief of staff authoring a 60-day review of the grid to investigate how certain federal subsidies boost one form of energy at the expense of certain base load energies such as nuclear and coal, many industry observers believed him to be attacking renewable energy, but the SEIA claims this is not the case.

GTM: US solar market poised to triple in next five years

The US solar market had its biggest year ever in 2016, nearly doubling its previous record, installing more than 14GW of solar PV. This momentum is set to continue, according to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA) latest report that details how the cumulative solar market is expected to nearly triple in size.

Movers & Shakers: Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Lark Energy, Vaisala, KYOCERA and more

In this week's Movers & Shakers, PV Tech investigates Bill Gates' US$1 billion clean energy fund Breakthrough Energy Ventures, by speaking to new Science lead Eric Toone. We also report on Glasspoint Solar and Lark Energy's US expansions, new executive appointments in Asian firms Kyocera and 3TIER India, and thousands of energy jobs in the pipeline in the wake of Spain's renewable energy tenders.

AES and AIMco to acquire sPower for US$1.58 billion

Major global power firm AES Corporation and Canada-based investment manager Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) have agreed to acquire utility-scale solar developer sPower from Fir Tree Partners and its minority owners.